The New Year is here, and many of us are ready for a fresh start. The inclusion of detoxifying foods in our daily diets can help us detox from any lingering effects of those holiday indulgences. According to the medical experts at Weight Success Centers, detoxifying foods can help fuel a digestive system reboot for a healthier New Year. Here are some of their tips and suggestions for starting 2020 off right.
Nutritious and Delicious Ways to Detox
Whether you indulged in casseroles, cookies, or too many cocktails – the holidays can leave you feeling rundown. The good news is there are many delicious foods that support digestion and boost energy.
Many fruits and vegetables are naturally cleansing foods. For example, low-calorie beets offer vitamin B-6, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Beets contain betalains, which are antioxidants with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory power. Also, look for foods that are high in the healing mineral sulfur (sulphur) to get rid of toxins in your blood. Brussels sprouts, cabbage, breadfruit, and carrots can all help cleanse your system while also offering antioxidants.
Additionally, you can find sulfur in protein-rich eggs and aromatic garlic. Garlic, particularly, is a fantastic choice for sulfur compounds to activate liver enzymes and flush out toxins. Cook up a detoxifying meal with scrambled eggs and a side of sautéed garlic with fresh vegetables.
Healthy Digestion and Hydration
As for healthy digestion, it is also important to maintain healthy amounts of good bacteria to help fight off bad bacteria and help our bodies manufacture essential vitamins. We may increase good bacteria with probiotic foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, Kombucha, and other fermented items.
Finally, and the most obvious, be sure to consume plenty of water to keep your body cleansed and hydrated. Consider adding detoxifying lemons to your water or create a mango and ginger water for added flavor with a metabolism boost for the New Year.
Consult with a Tampa area physician at Weight Success Centers to determine which foods and supplements can help you promote digestive health and immune system support. We invite you to ask our experts at Weight Success Centers about other nutritional solutions.
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